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The current state of DDF
« on: February 18, 2021, 02:48:04 PM »
I think the current state of DDF mirrors the current state of the Jewish world in general.
And that makes me sad
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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2021, 02:54:07 PM »
DDF is probably biased towards more Covid precautions than the frum world is at large (outside of Israel).
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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2021, 02:54:50 PM »
I think the current state of DDF mirrors the current state of the Jewish world in general.
And that makes me sad
With Dan it's hard to know which state he's currently in.

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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2021, 03:07:17 PM »
With Dan it's hard to know which state he's currently in.
Just check where there's a delayed/diverted AA plane.
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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2021, 03:15:14 PM »
Just check where there's a delayederted AA plane.
He's in every state?!
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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2021, 03:26:55 PM »
I think the current state of DDF mirrors the current state of the Jewish world in general.
And that makes me sad

With regards to...?
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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2021, 03:27:53 PM »
He's in every state?!

Schrödinger's cat?
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2021, 03:29:43 PM »
With regards to...?
DDF is a microcosm reflective in more than one way.
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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2021, 03:31:32 PM »
I think the current state of DDF mirrors the current state of the Jewish world in general.
And that makes me sad

A few weeks ago, I made a post in a since-deleted thread speaking about bullying and meanness where I pledged to do better. But since then, I've gotten into bitter flame wars for various reasons. Then a few days ago I made use of the ignore user feature and I cannot recommend it enough. It's not a hateful thing, but if the discussions are not being had in a productive, honest way, you're doing yourself a favor by avoiding being goaded or tempted into pointless and endless bickering.

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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2021, 03:52:02 PM »
A few weeks ago, I made a post in a since-deleted thread speaking about bullying and meanness where I pledged to do better. But since then, I've gotten into bitter flame wars for various reasons. Then a few days ago I made use of the ignore user feature and I cannot recommend it enough. It's not a hateful thing, but if the discussions are not being had in a productive, honest way, you're doing yourself a favor by avoiding being goaded or tempted into pointless and endless bickering.
This guy is just impossible to ignore

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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2021, 03:53:24 PM »
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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2021, 03:53:47 PM »
A few weeks ago, I made a post in a since-deleted thread speaking about bullying and meanness where I pledged to do better. But since then, I've gotten into bitter flame wars for various reasons. Then a few days ago I made use of the ignore user feature and I cannot recommend it enough. It's not a hateful thing, but if the discussions are not being had in a productive, honest way, you're doing yourself a favor by avoiding being goaded or tempted into pointless and endless bickering.

How is that done?
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2021, 03:54:28 PM »
How is that done?
Easy

And now we're demonstrating another way in which DDF mirrors the frum world - discomfort at facing differing opinions. I assume @Yehuda57 is referring to me and I'm proud to be the one whose perspective he finds too difficult to face.
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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2021, 03:55:21 PM »

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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2021, 03:57:10 PM »
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Re: The current state of DDF
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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2021, 04:02:51 PM »
I was just thinking about the divisiveness that's been going on, but I was hoping it's just a passing phase.

I understand why people are very passionate about Covid precautions, as they can be a matter of life and death, but recently it seems to be spilling over into matters of less significance.

Why are we using strong words when debating abortion - which in terms of this forum is just (hopefully) a theoretical discussion? Do we really have to blow a gasket at other members in a personal manner when some speak down about Rush Limbaugh upon his death? Is politics really worth sinking to name-calling on a holy and inspirational forum in which so much positivity has taken place?

There is not the fault of any one member, and in fact, to the contrary, there are some members who have taken the high road even when being personally attacked. But I think everyone should take a step back and think if they really want to sully this sacred turf with personal affronts.

I speak primarily to myself, but I hope others are eavesdropping.

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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2021, 04:04:11 PM »
And now we're demonstrating another way in which DDF mirrors the frum world - discomfort at facing differing opinions. I assume @Yehuda57 is referring to me and I'm proud to be the one whose perspective he finds too difficult to face.
Another reason would be for anyone who reads DDF in the bathroom.
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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2021, 04:04:56 PM »
And now we're demonstrating another way in which DDF mirrors the frum world - discomfort at facing differing opinions. I assume @Yehuda57 is referring to me and I'm proud to be the one whose perspective he finds too difficult to face.
I can't vouch for every post, and I haven't read through all PG's recent posts, but I've actually been amazed at times at how PG can keep a calm composure when being faced with an onslaught of opposition.

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Re: The current state of DDF
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2021, 04:16:41 PM »
I can't vouch for every post, and I haven't read through all PG's recent posts, but I've actually been amazed at times at how PG can keep a calm composure when being faced with an onslaught of opposition.
Thank you.

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